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Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
For bass focus on deeper channels. Early (before sunrise) you can find some in the shallows adjacent to deeper water. Crappie are killing it off deeper points!!... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
Fish deep and slow. Best chance of picking up huge fish. Some of the best fish I have caught were in the heat of summer. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Waco fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Waco water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Texas
Latitude:
31.553465
Maximum Depth (ft):
80
County:
McLennan
Longitude:
-97.241584
Normal Elevation (ft):
455
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7194
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2013-11-09
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 72
starting to catch em in the rivers...not very consistent..but catchin some
Guest
2013-04-03
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 61
catchin em good...all keepers, very few throw backs....cork and jig...8 to 12 inches deep...big solid males...with a few big females....gotta say...better then last year
Guest
2013-04-01
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 68
April 1, 2013 Bright sun shine, 75-80 degrees with light to no wind. Originally headed up the south bosque and had some light action in the river. Too many boats packed in there so went to plan B. Headed to the rock rip raft along the dam and trolled blue and silver rattle traps with some success, but the larger fish were landed on light/white color big lip crank baits. Lots of action very quickly. As usual returned everything to the water.
Guest
2013-03-18
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 63
catching good quality fish shallow...big males...jig and cork..15 a day
Guest
2012-02-29
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Feb 29, 2012. launched at midway and headed up to the river. only had 45-50 minutes before dark. about 8-10 other boats aready up in there so I worked the area that was just off the main lake. Trolled a white road runner with willow leaf blade and pink jig head with white body and hair tail. (used troll motor only). Lot of bites, landed several whites, 1 real nice one. As always released everything.
Guest
2012-02-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I'm new to the area. Is there a boat ramp or as place to fish from the shore on the east side of the lake anywhere?
Guest
2011-10-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 66
Fished the middle bisque inlet from 8-11 am on October 19. Water temperature is back down in the mid 60s. It was too windy to get much, I had a couple of smallmouth hit on a Carolina rigged crankbait, but that's it. Water visibility was less than 6 inches.
Guest
2011-10-07
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
my brother-in-law and I caught 24 keepers on little george's and the Strike King that looks like a little george at the aeration bubbles. Also pulled in four or five large-mouths at the same spot.
Guest
2011-06-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 82
June 07,2011, Crappie jigged on minnows, 12-14ft, wtr temp 79 degrees one white, catfish active in deeper wtr, water conditions good
Guest
2011-05-18
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 72
May 17,2011 Bass slow, Caught some whites, no crappie or catfish, winds 8-15 NE-E Baro 29.80, wtr conditions good..........
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Lake Waco Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 86 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Lake Waco Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- None in lake.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Waco Crappie Rating:
3.5
Lake Waco Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- can anybody explain to me why the crappie were just...not on this year? i have
seen high water before during the spawn,muddy water,gates wide open...but
never nothing like this year... what the heck man!

Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Lake Waco Catfish Rating:
4
Lake Waco Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Put 2 trotlines out with 40 perch total Sat. night. One in favorite hole at 13 ft and 25 hooks and the other was 15 hooks and in new spot that ranged from 8-16 ft. deep near deep hole. Took a 25 lb yellow and a 5 lb blue off the 15 hook around 10ft deep.The yellow had small eggs no were near ready.The favorite line had only 2 perch missing and was a shocker. This line was in surface temperature of 71 and the other one is in 67 were I caught the fish.Seems to be a little early but will bait one for blues with shad.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Lake Waco Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Waco White Bass Rating:
4
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Waco Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:45 CST

Sunset:

20:25 CST

Moon Phase:


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